PTSD Impacting Many Lives

Most people understand that those in the military who see combat are likely to struggle with the issue of PTSD and it is probably not hard to understand that firefighters and police officers may experience the same kinds of trauma. We are also beginning to recognize that PTSD can also impact those who have experienced other types of trauma, such as abusive/violent relationships or surviving extreme natural disasters. An interesting new study shows that prison employees are also showing signs of PTSD.

Science Daily reports on a study conducted by Washington State University of Nursing, that indicates that the rate of PTSD in prison employees is as high as that Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans.

One of the recommendations is that those working in high stress/trauma inducing professions receive training to help build their ‘resiliency’. Here are some links that highlight how work with horses can help build/improve resiliency! In Veterans and in Marginalized Youth.

The work we do at Nevada Equine Assisted Therapy is individually focused on each client’s specific goals and objectives. From decreasing anxiety and stress to improving self-soothing and calming skills, we can absolutely work on improving resiliency!

If you or someone you know are struggling with anxiety, stress, PTSD or any other issue that is negatively impacting your life and the lives of those you care about, call (775) 473-5548 or email us at We will schedule a time for you to visit us. We will give you a tour of the ranch, introduce our incredible herd, learn more about what you are dealing with and share how we may be able to help.

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